Our mission is to enhance the lives of our customers, employees and the community by building the best aluminum boats in the industry, and by relentlessly improving quality and customer service through operational excellence.
ABOUT NORTH RIVER BOATS
North River Boats is one of the largest heavy-gauge aluminum boat manufacturers in the United States, and has a diversified customer list which includes the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, Trinidad Pilots Association, Authority Canal de Panama, dozens of commercial customers, and dozens of state and county municipalities. The company also produces an extensive line of heavy-gauge recreational boats, and is the fastest growing manufacturer of these vessels in the Western United States. North River Boats supplies world-class products on time and within budget.
North River Boats is particularly well positioned to serve our customers, based on several recent developments. In February 2013, the company completed the purchase of a large manufacturing facility in Roseburg, Oregon. This enabled the company to consolidate four manufacturing locations into a single efficient location and to substantially increase its manufacturing capacity. All North River production now takes place on one site for the first time in the company’s thirty-year history. The resulting improvements in productivity have increased capacity through greater efficiencies and improved the company’s competitiveness.
In addition to the new manufacturing facility, North River Boats has increased its production capacity by adding a second production shift. North River Boats has further increased capacity and productivity by implementing Lean Manufacturing and by investing in state-of-the-art new welding equipment and a new router table. These initiatives and investments have made North River Boats a leaner and more efficient company with sufficient capacity to easily absorb the additional production required for our potential growth in this market.
North River Boats is also well positioned from a financial standpoint. The company is profitable and growing. North River Boats is privately owned by its CEO, Brent Hutchings, and has an extremely conservative financial structure.
North River Boats is located at 1750 Green Siding Road in Roseburg, OR USA. We are located on approximately 10 acres and have a large 85,000 square foot manufacturing facility with an additional 8,000 square foot small boat manufacturing facility. North River Boats employs 128 people, operating two shifts in our fabrication and paint departments and day shift in our outfitting department. We have state of the art welding equipment, new modernized router tables, press brakes and shears in our large fabrication shop. Our paint department is complete with a sand blasting booth and (3) down-draft paint booths. The outfitting shop has 6 large outfitting bays, a complete canvas and upholstery division and a large Quality Control inspection bay.
North River Boats has dedicated project managers for every commercial boat that is built. These project managers see the boat through the entire build process from concept to delivery and reactivation. We use 3-D Rhino design software that allows for precise, router cut parts to ensure a proper fit and an excellent end product. Our design team is located in house and has extensive experience in the marine industry. We have a dedicated Professional Engineering firm on stand-by for the necessary engineering calculations and approvals during the design and build of commercial projects.
Our employees make the difference. Years of perfecting their craftsmanship, attention to detail and their commitment combined with using only quality materials and equipment result in a product that meet or exceed customer expectation. North River Boats is dedicated to producing the highest quality marine vessels in the world.